“Mastering music is a long-drawn process with dedication and strenuous practice with the assistance of a good guru,” opined Dr. V. Prakash, Hon. Director of Research Innovation and Development, JSS Mahavidyapeetha and former CFTRI Director.

He was speaking as chief guest at a programme organised by the Bhramara Trust of Y.T. and Madhuri Thathachari at Alwar Kala Bhavan in Gokulam 3rd stage here yesterday to mark the presentation of Prof. G.T. Narayana Rao (GTN) award to outstanding young instrumentalist in Karnataka in Carnatic music.

Dr. Prakash said that to learn yoga, music, meditation and dance, a teacher was essential and such art should be learnt and rigorously practised for years to excel. Referring to music, he added that it was a culture in itself which should be first understood.

The GTN award was presented to violinist Vid. B.K. Raghu by Sangeetha Kala Acharya Vidu. Neela Ramgopal of Bangalore. The function concluded with a violin recital by the awardee B.K. Raghu accompanied by Vid. P.S. Sridhar on mridanga and Vid. V.S. Ramesh on ghatam.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore